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Eugerres brevimanus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES GERREIDAE

Scientific Name: Eugerres brevimanus
Species Authority: (Günther, 1864)
Common Name(s):
English Mojarra, Short fin mojarra
Spanish Mojarra aleta corta, Pargo aleta-corta, Pargo blanco
Synonym(s):
Gerres brevimanus Günther, 1864

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2007-05-25
Assessor(s): Espinosa, H.
Reviewer(s): Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species is widespread in the Eastern Pacific. There are no known major threats to this species, and no current indication of population decline. It is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the Eastern Pacific, and is found from the lower southeastern Gulf of California, Mexico to Panama.
Countries:
Native:
Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Pacific – eastern central
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Population [top]

Population: This species is considered not to be very common in Mexico.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits sand, mud, and rubble substrate of coastal waters and lagoons. It is also found in estuaries in freshwater, brackish, and marine areas (Bussing, 1995).
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats known for this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measures for this species. However, this species distribution falls partially into a number of Marine Protected Areas in the Eastern Pacific region (WDPA 2006).

Citation: Espinosa, H. 2010. Eugerres brevimanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 December 2014.
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